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2015 Ohio Sierra Club Retreat

Mohican-winterWe hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.

Join us at Mohican State Park Lodge for the Annual Chapter Retreat on Jan 31st- Feb 1st!

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.

1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies

2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though. 

Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.

And they want you and me to pay for it.

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Clean Water

Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.

 

Clean Water - Latest News

Nurtur the Salon and Aveda Institute Columbus presented a check totaling over $30,000 to support the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter Clean Water Campaign.  Statewide Aveda salons raised close to $100,000 dollars for the Club making 2010 a great year for Clean Water.   Read More

Thanks to the hard work of our stuff and supporters, we are glad to announce the launch of our state wide Clean Water Fellowship Program. Fellows can learn valuable knowledge and skills related to water issues and public advocacy.

Check out the Clean Water Fellowship Program page now!

Every summer, Lake County General Health District sprays toxic chemicals for mosquito control throughout the county. While there is little benefit from spraying, there are high public health, economic, and ecological cost.  Sierra Club and local advocates are working together to explore non-chemical alternatives to mosquito spraying. Read More

Scenic River Photo by Cyane Gresham

What’s new with the clean water campaign?

Well we have been busy here along the streamside. The Aveda Institute Columbus has been a major supporter of the Sierra Club’s Read More

OEPA Impaired Waters Report

July 16th, 2010

Every two years, states are required to submit a list of Impaired Waters to the US EPA for approval.  Impaired waters are those waters that are not meeting state water quality standards as defined by the Clean Water Act. On June 14, 2010 the Ohio EPA published their Final Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which was approved by the US EPA. Take Action by email Director Korleski.

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